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Aurora, Ontario is 49 kilometres north of Toronto. It is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe, but a portion of the town is located in the environmentally important Oak Ridges Moraine.
Bus transit operated by the York Region Transit makes it possible to commute to the neighboring cities for work. York buses connect to Toronto-bound commuter trains.
Families with young children have sustained the demand for Aurora real estate. The area is served by schools operated by the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board, both headquartered in Aurora. Francophone schools are run by separate school boards.
The growth of residential construction in the northeast sector consists mainly of high-density housing units and townhouses along with the requisite commercial construction. Future growth is planned for the area around Yonge and Wellington Streets, Aurora’s busiest intersection.
The town aims to preserve the small-town feel of this affluent area while ensuring that residents and visitors have access to metropolitan amenities. The town manages 46 parks covering over 700 acres. A 25-kilometre trail system connects these parks making it convenient for hikers, joggers and skiers to traverse through these scenic open spaces.
Children’s playgrounds, ball fields and sports facilities are available in the city’s community parks. Aurora has five golf courses, most located within the Oak Ridges Moraine.
The Aurora Cultural Center and Theatre Aurora are at the center of the town’s cultural offerings. Downtown Aurora is an award-winning heritage district with quaint shops and dining options in the Younger-Wellington area. Home décor is the specialty of many of these one-of-a-kind retailers in downtown Aurora.
The headquarters of Magna International, a major auto parts supplier with worldwide operations is in Aurora. Magna auto parts are used by major car manufacturers including Ford, Chrysler and Toyota. The head office of State Farm Insurance Companies is also in Aurora.
Aurora real estate values will continue to grow as the town attracts new residents and businesses due to its strategic location and welcoming atmosphere. Aurora is a quaint little town that is worth visiting again and again.
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